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coloradoal asked for the public's help in finding a suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. whal've believed to be the little girl's body was discovered, not far from where she was last seen. positive identification has been made. more difficult by the fact that parts of that body are missing. a michigan businessman pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife's murderer. he said he had nothing to do with the strangling death of his wife, jane, back in january. but handyman, joe gentz claimed mr. bush chara that he was hired to do it. now authorities say that he wanted gentz dead so he could name him in the trial. he has not been charged in his wife's murder. earlier this year he actually expressed his grief. >> it is just unthinkable that this happened to her and what she had to suffer. >> sentenced next month. a plea agreement calls for him to get a minimum sentence of over four years in prison. and a warning now about an
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increasingly dangerous hoax, swatting. bogus 911 calls for crimes so threatening that the s.w.a.t. team responds. one high-profile victim was justin bieber. but it is happening to real families now as well. there are about 400 swatting incidents a year nationwide, costing an average $10,000 each time that is how much they waste in valuable police resources. raising fears of accidental shootings. this is going to be a talker story of the morning here. michael vick admitted he is once again a dog owner. the revelation comes three years of course after vick was released from prison on dog fighting charges. the philadelphia eagles' qb tweemt tweemted tweeted a picture of his daughter with a box of dog biscuits on the table angering activists. vick says his pet is well cared for and he wants his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. and on that note, a little
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baseball. to the world series. now the fall classic. >> indeed. detroit tigers have booked their place in the american league championship series. they exploded for four runs in the seventh inning to win, 6-0. they await the winner of baltimore/yankees. the series is heating up. >> which is going to game five. baltimore tide up the series with the yankees with a score of 2-1. each team has two games apiece. they will play a decisive game five today. in the national league division showdown, san francisco over cincinnati. a win first time the team has come back from a 2-0 deficit, best of five. washington beat st. louis by one. that series going to game five today as well. >> very cool. all right. coming up next just ahead, continuing coverage of last night's vice-presidential debate. find out from our political analyst how the candidate did. >> later, a much deserved homecoming. robin roberts back in her own bed this morning. and an update coming up. ♪ ♪ things can only get better ♪
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hair removal. well now that the debate has wrapped up, the scorecard are in on who had the best hits and where the points were made.
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>> "nightline" brought in some heavyweight political analysts. take a listen and see what marks they gave the veeps. >> i thought what ryan had to do was stand toe to toe with joe biden. i thought that was the basis for grading him on style. and i thought he closed what was not just a decade's long experience gap, but i thought he closed a gravitas gap. >> i gave him a c-plus because i thought he was well rehearsed. he was stiff and at times he came across like he was memorizing his lines. and that truly, not passionate about what he was saying. >> i thought paul ryan maintained what he needed to do. gave him a c. no energy on paul ryan's part that said, wow, i want to go to battle with him. joe biden had to come in with nermg energy and had to come in forceful, and he did that. the democratic base needed to be energized with passion. energized with tough fight.
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he did exactly that. >> so the eye rolling was his biggest problem for the first hour. then the finger wagging, then went after martha raddatz. his voice got louder started screaming his face started bulging. thought he looked like my dad does when he watches an obama press conference. ready to throw something at the tv. >> biden got the job done. he was emotional, he connected with the audience on issues that are, quite frankly, emotional, medicare, how will you pay for it, social security. i thought he was passionate, yeah, laughed a little. smiled a little. he was joe biden. >> he was joe. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> all right, bottom line winner. >> ryan. >> biden. >> biden. >> how much does it make a difference? >> stops the bleeding. makes the race stay still where it is. dead even. sets up a big night that has to happen next tuesday. raises the stakes for next tuesday night. >> only thing better than debate is all the next-day pontificating. now in the zone, for a few days. >> we're spinning.
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up next our friday edition of "insomniac theatre." >> a big movie weekend. one of the biggest getting oscar buzz. a preview coming up straight ahead. you're watching "world news" new. >> announcer: "world news no
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♪ >> welcome back, everybody. it's friday morning, and that means it's time for "insomniac theatre" where we take a look at some of the new movies out this weekend that you may want to check out. >> this morning, a look at "seven psychopaths" and a look at "argo, a true story, life and death, covert operation, six americans back in 1979. >> getting great reviews.
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ben affleck production. behind and in front of the camera. remember the storming of the embassy in tehran, taking 52 americans hostage. but what we had not known in this detail until now is that six americans managed to slip away and escape into the home of the canadian ambassador and then ben affleck comes in with a man to take the six. take a listen. >> one, there are no more foreign teachers in iran. >> and we think everybody knows hollywood people. there are only bad options. >> this thing's getting great reviews. "usa today" says "argo" is the nail-biter, also funny. ben a winner. >> "seven psychopaths" a struggling writer dreams of finishing a screen play, inspiration.
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welcome back, everyone. now to that incredibly fantastic news about our friend, colleague robin roberts. she reached a milestone wednesday on her road to recovery. >> robin has left the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends, and family cheering her on. here's her co-anchor george stephanopoulos with the full update. >> 30 days ago i walked through these stories. and i am going home. i'm going home. >> reporter: wednesday was celebration day. ♪ amen ♪ ♪ you feel it now ♪ ♪ amen ♪ >> reporter: grateful for the outstanding care she received, robin thanked the nurses and doctors. >> you're rock stars. >> thank you. >> this is a tremendous step. but robin's road to recovery is far from over. never alone, robin is supported
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by devoted siblings, butch, sally anand sally ann, and dorothy, and a core of caring friends. >> part of the motivation is to come back to you, my wonderful "gma" audience. we have called you family and you never felt more like family. >> reporter: taking her first breath of fresh air in a month, robin stepped out into a crisp fall afternoon. >> it's overwhelming, overwhelming to see the sky. >> reporter: and headed home, stronger. >> whoa! there is no place like home! >> reporter: where robin belongs. her sisters sharing in the joy. >> never lose your sense of "i can do this." all things are possible. >> it was wonderful bringing her home.
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on november 23rd 1960 and it's wonderful bringing her home today. ♪ this is going to make you stronger ♪ >> you can feel her joy. that first breath of fresh air, walking back into your apartment, your own bed, after 30 days in the hospital. i just -- her strength and class and graciousness is unparalleled, and i believe that's why she's been rewarded with the kind of recovery that you saw there on tape. it's amazing. >> just when you thought she couldn't get any braver, that response, and thank god that she has a strong network around her and that family that is constantly encouraging her. >> faith and family. faith and family. absolutely. and she looks great. >> she looks beautiful. >> looking at her, you want through chemo and 30 days in the hospital. just -- it's a remark story. but, you know we're all thinking about you, robin, praying for you, happy that you are back home, full recovery. one of our favorites, folks, enjoy that moment. >> amen. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the first and only 2012 vice- presidential debate produces plenty of sparks and substance. >> the candidates battle it out, drawing clear lines on the issues. it's friday, october 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get to the vice-presidential debate in just a moment with the clashes and everything from taxes, the economy, to abortion, to libya. also this half hour, from colorado, the fbi is asking the public for any help in finding the kidnapper of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, as police work to identify what is believed to be her body and not in one piece sadly.
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>> not the ending anyone wanted for the story. this morning, new evidence the housing market is heating up there. homes getting snapped up in days. even the return of bidding wars. some positive economic news. and later, whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina with a bomb shelf announcen't about her engagement. her fiance is someone very close to home, extremely close to home. we're going to have it all coming up in "the skinny"." >> huh, bizarre story there. again, is it -- is it really what it is? or little promotion for the reality show that is coming out in a few days later this month. we'll let you decide that one. but first, the one and only vice-presidential debate last night. joe biden, paul ryan walked out onto the stage. both ready to rumble. >> the two men snickered, smirked, laughed, and drank water, argued about, use here at
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home and around the world. with just 25 days left until the election. >> would you cut me off? i would feel more comfortable? >> what? >> was this debate a significant game changer, abc's karen travers in danville, kentucky with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. last night's debate covered a wide range of topics in 90 minutes. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan came in ready for battle and made their arguments. no surprise here in kentucky. both sides are claiming victory. >> reporter: both vice president biden and congressman ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's positions. it began on foreign policy and last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarky. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration allowed iran to get closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> it's because this administration has no credibility on the issue. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. >> reporter: president obama was criticized for being too passive
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in last week's debate. vice president biden seemed determined not to make that same mistake. >> but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who said 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration has failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that some times the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base while mitt romney needs to convert 2008 obama voters.
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last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob, paula. back to you. >> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to -- polls are tight. dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. romney made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one will move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know let everybody spin it how they want. i looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> it's a draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclination to pay attention to stylistic issues rather than substantive one -- the water drinking, laughing, grinning, we saw more of joe biden's teeth than his
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dentist last night. looking at the issues iran taxes, abortion medicare the role of faith, how they govern there are some sharp differences between the two men. i hope people paid attention to that other than the theatrics of the night. >> martha raddatz, our colleague here at abc, i think she did a fantastic job. really just keeping everybody in check. >> martha. i think she got like 80,000 tweets. some were like "martha should be vice president." we agree here at abc news. martha did a great job last night. good questions. kept them on track. she was great. >> maybe she will be on the ticket with you. >> you never know. the vice-presidential debate, of course, is the topic of this morning's facebook question for us. we want to know who you thought won the debate. weigh in. let us know your thoughts at wnnfans.com. >> i think martha won. >> i concur. >> jim lehr didn't. president obama spoke with vice president biden after the debate and thought biden was quote,
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terrific, and he could not be prouder of him. last night the president chided mitt romney for calling himself, quote, severely conservative and now trying to reinvent himself as a moderate. during a campaign swing through north carolina, mitt romney again, going after the obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack in libya. romney accusing the president of failing to quote, grasp the seriousness of that incident. today romney will hit the trail again joining running mate paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. it is all about ohio. and as we head into the home stretch for the election, some pennsylvania voters are getting mixed signals about what is required at the polls come election day. some residents received a newsletter stating they need to show a photo id in order to cast their ballot. it was sent out after last week's court ruling that put the voter id law on hold. >> i just thought it was wrong that we would get that on the 9th of october -- >> reporter: why?
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-- when the decision was made on october 2nd. because it's going to dissuade some people from voting. i think it's a movement to suppress the vote, and i think it's -- it's scary. >> now some voter registration cards are being delivered with the reminder, erroneously stating that a photo i.d. is required. a pennsylvania election official said confusion likely stemmed from a bureaucratic struggle rather than some kind of right-wing conspiracies. hopefully folks are not confused, head to the polls. the trend has been courts are knocking down voter id laws at least for this. for now. >> because it was rushed. >> because in some states it was a real rush job. can clearly wait until 2016. don't be confused. if you are call ahead. find out what you need to do. no matter what go show up and vote on november 6th. >> even if you want to vote for big bird. >> whenever you vote for, show up. the fbi is asking the public for help in solving the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. that colorado girl disappeared one week ago on her way to
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school. now a body believed to be hers has been found. but police have not been able to make a positive identification. based on the type of crime, the fbi says the suspect is most likely a man and likely someone who has had recent unexplained absences. and that pakistani girl activist shot by the taliban, she is now being treated by the country's top military hospital. ma la wa was flown by helicopter and helped onto to a stretcher by soldiers that nearly fatal attack on the girl has horrified pakistanis across religious ethnic, political lines. she was targeted by the taliban for demanding that girls get equal access to education. and they say the next 24 hours after surgery are going to be critical. 10 doctors waiting to see if the extreme swelling in her head will hopefully be reduced. >> amazing some times the role she has taken on in society. what a symbol she has become. at a young age. what she is fighting for, something we take for granted.
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she is literally fighting for her life because of the cause there. the doctor said one doctor said the bullet has affected some parts of her brain, but there's a 70% chance she will survive. certainly welcome news. all thinking and praying for her. brave little girl. >> for sure. moving on dozens of american airlines pilots put their labor frustration on display in the nation's capital. the pilots protested at reagan national airport saying the carrier received bankruptcy court approval to reject the cba, they complained, management is implementing new terms that adversely affect their working conditions, pay, and retirement. >> american's drama continuing. here's your friday's forecast. that sounds great, doesn't it? >> fried. >> even if it's raining, it's sunny because it's friday. >> that's right. >> up to 8 inches of mountain snow in colorado and utah areas. showers in the pacific northwest. morning rain, thunderstorms in los angeles, vegas, and albuquerque. severe storms, chance of tornados around wichita, oklahoma city.
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summerlike in the south. 80s from dallas to atlanta. midwest and northeast are cold and windy. they'll be in the 50s. mostly 70s in the rockies. well, some might say he has the face only a mother could love. the only problem with that, he's an orphan. >> but this baby walrus would not be alone. the 15-year-old named minnick. did i say that right? he was rescued off the coast of alaska, nursed back to health. now the new york aquarium in brooklyn taking him in. baby mitchic will get used to surroundings and then become part of the aquarium walrus exhibit next spring. very nice mustache. >> have to go see that. almost as good as yours, you don't have one. >> you let me know how the trip is. coming up, surprising news in "the skinny." whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina makes an announcement that will raise eyebrows.
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nosedive. hit a five-year low, down 16% in one year. >> a big drop. and strong signs people are ready to buy new homes, bidding wars are now breaking out. here is abc's cecilia vega with the beg housing comeback. >> does this come with appliance? >> reporter: oneta parker knows if this is the home for her she better make an offer. these days houses are selling and they're selling fast. >> we have looked at, i don't know, at least, i want to say 30 properties. >> reporter: so many you can't remember? >> yeah. there is like a bidding war going on. >> kitchen. >> reporter: that's right bidding wars in some pockets of the country. kitchen. >> small kitchen. >> every listing has had multiple offers. >> reporter: 73 bids on this california house alone. it sold in one week for nearly double the asking price. this three-bedroom/two-bathroom house in los angeles suburb has been on the market a couple hoff
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hours,hour hours already. take a look at this. dozens of realtors have stopped by to scope out the property for their hungry clients. what is behind the sudden crush? fewer houses for sale. compared to just a year ago, foreclosures are down, 16%. the last time the numbers were this low was before the recession hit. those days of all those cheap homes driving down prices are ending. >> we've clearly hit the bottom and think that's what everybody has been waiting for. >> reporter: there is still a long way to go. many aren't moving because they owe too much on their mortgage and can't afford to sell at these prices. six years ago the median home price was about $230,000. today it's just above 1$187,000. whether oneta parker wins the p ped by bidding war or not -- >> reporter: will you put a bid in on this one? >> most likely. >> reporter: her eagerness to buy is a good sign for homeowners everywhere. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> it's a good sign, but the rates of foreclosure are highest in the country in florida, california, illinois, arizona.
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they're more saturated with the foreclosures. >> grateful for progress. a long way from 2007 when this recession hit though. so, and double the asking price. 73 bids on that one house? that's fantastic news. we'll take progress where we can get it. >> i am still reeling from selling our house in chicago. >> took a hit, huh? >> oh, a big one. >> should have waited. >> we'll be eating rahman noodles for the next ten years. >> i like noodles. back to college days. when we come back, what's shaking trap snaps to kill instantly. no looking, no touching. d-con. get out.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny ♪ all right. so we have heard for a long time that whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina may have a relationship with her adopted brother whitney brought in troubled youth, younger, adopted him into the family. we've been hearing since february that there were possibilities of an engagement or they were dating. well, now they have a new reality show "the houstons on
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our own." and going to debut october 24th. in some of the teasers, she is giggling saying we are engaged, referring to nick gordon her adopted brother. and her aunt in the clip says engagement this is unacceptable. remember, houston, adopted nick when he was just 12 years old. but the rumors have been floating around for a while. a lot of people are wondering whether it is legitimate. you can find out, show debuts october 24th. wouldn't be surprised if it is a publicity stunt. they have tweeted in the past, tweets that make you wonder. like, nighty-night. time for us to go to bed. they have always put that out there they might be a couple. >> there is no blood. just creepy, you know what i mean? >> i had a friend, it was her stepbrother and they ended up dating. there's no blood. >> really? >> it's weird. >> talk amongst yourselves on that one, folks. also, a rapper got arrested for having drugs. stunning news on this friday morning. this time, nellie, i-10 in texas. they found a lot of stuff, 36 baggies of heroin, ten pounds of weed, a 45.45 caliber pistol.
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one dude on the bus, brian keith jones, took responsibility. was arrested. the rest let go. according to tmz. other people have gotten popped in the same area, willie nelson. snoop dog, and fiona apple. nellie, spoke out, a member of my staff made a decision to bring unlawful materials on the tour bus which resulted in his arrest this morning. all of this went down, i think, earlier this week on wednesday. so busted yet again. ouch, ouch. >> when you ride new york city subway system you're always bound to find something interesting, and we heard musical renditions. nothing quite like this. take a listen. ♪ you know i wish i had jesse's girl ♪ >> the one and only rick springfield, performing jesse's girl at manhattan's penn station. he's asking all of his twitter followers to follow him, find out where he's going to be. he's, of course, promoting his latest album. what a nice treat to hear that. >> jay-z in the subway last
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week. rick in the subway at penn station. i like it. taking the music to the people. ast week. rick in the subway at penn station. i like it. taking the music to the people.
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♪ monday you can fall apart ♪ ♪ tuesday wednesday break my heart ♪ >> and time to look back at the week that was from wild weather to the president being put on the political hot seat. >> that's great song, "friday i'm in love." i'm in love with the weekend. and we're in love with this. it's time for a look at our memorable week. here's our "friday rewind." >> your supporters are saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> mitt romney taking on our
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enemies no matter where they nest. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spend the last week talking about saving big bird. >> how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> oh, okay. so you're on twitter. >> no. i'm a bird. tweeting is how we talk. >> okay. i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was -- you are asking for the sun, the moon, and the stars. >> they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> it is just a tragedy compounded by the fact that we have a man who was convicted and won't come forward and showny any attrition for what he's done. to have a shot. six days later, you are fighting for your life. >> these individuals are no
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different than counterfeiters. instead of manufacturing fake rolexes, they're manufacturing fake drugs. >> and the webcam shoes an undeniable web in doping, a sophisticated dopeing all aimed to succeed and bring success to this team. what did you do last weekend? >> water skiing. >> water skiing on the water last weekend. this weekend you are? >> snow boarding. >> we are rescued. we totally made it. >> i think you're missing the point. the script says jack dies. he has to die. >> see, physics say, jack could have survived too, would have been a less interesting dramatic movie. jack could have made it. we talked but this earlier -- was that you or sunny? >> that was me, and i didn't care. i still don't care. we have a lot of news politics, meni ing a lot of meaty s
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this morning on "world news now" -- the running mates rumble. the vice-presidential candidates face off in their only debate, and both come out swinging. >> they engaged in heated exchanges on some of the most important issues facing the country. it's friday, october 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy friday. yay! we made it to the weekend. i'm paula faris. >> indeed. i'm tired. the strong showing -- >> hey, tired. >> how you doing? >> the strong showing by the vice-presidential candidates sets the stage for the next presidential debate. we'll get to that coming up in just a moment. but, of course, a critical day ahead, tuesday, romney/obama,
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round two. ahead this morning, frightening new numbers on the deadly meningitis outbreak as cases spread across the country the first lawsuit, not surprisingly, has been filed. >> i have a feeling it will be a domino effect. >> of course. a lighter look at politics. some of the funniest, silliest, and strangest moments from vice presidential debates over the years. somebody tweeted a photo of what biden would look like with ryan's head of hair and what ryan would look like with biden's head of hair. a little levity there. >> i like that. we need to laugh in the middle of all this high drama. are you ready for some football food? >> always! >> another big weekend of nfl action ahead of us. and we've got some great ideas to keep your gang fed in style. my favorite guest tim laird in the house. chocolate-covered bacon on the end. absolutely delicious.
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love tim. >> my three favorite things -- oh, tim, food, football. oh, and you. four. >> thank you, i made the list. >> i didn't want you to feel left out. first, the duel in danville or the ville, as they were referring to it. the candidates walked out onto the stage, shook hands, and then the gloves, they came off. >> ding, ding, ding, from the economy to foreign policy. joe biden and paul ryan agreed on almost nothing. and just 25 days left until the election, did they though clear things up for undecided voters out there. abc's karen travers is in kar o here late last night in the post-debate spin room. last week after the presidential debate, how hard it was to find any positives from president obama's performance. last night they were gushing about vice president biden. and republicans wereshig1 o ut rya claiming a victory.
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both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's positions it began on foreign policy and last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect that is a bunch of malarkey. >> reporter: ryan sa obama administration has allowed iran to get closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> it's because this administration has no credibity this issue. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. >> reporter: presit ob1 oritir besi >> but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective taxes than governor romney pays. >> reporter: ryan said the administration failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other. sometimes with harsh attacks.
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sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the word don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his democratic base, while mitt romney needs to try to convert 2008 obama voters. and last night here in kentucky, rob and paula, both of them got a lot of help from their running mates. >> and, karen, of course last night was merely the appetizer for the big entree come tuesday night. how does this set up the presidential debate a few days from now? >> reporter: well, the obama campaign thinks they ss they got a win last night. they think it is 1-1. if they concede mitt romney did turn in a stronger debate performance last week. next week's debate, in new york at hofstra university, is a
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townhall-style debate. that means the question aren't coming from the moderator but selected people in the audience. this is not exactly the best style for president obama or mitt romney. the two of them don't do a lot of townhall meetings during this campaign, and there's a good reason for that. they don't seem to prefer it, and they don't really do their best performance at it. it's going to be really hard to attack your opponent when you are actually responding to a question from that nice lady sitting in the audience, not mitt romney directly or not president obama directly. a little easier to engage with the moderator. the president's campaign said he is changing up his debate stramtgy. expect a more aggressive president obama next weekend new york. >> karen, a lot of folks are talking about joe biden's demeanor, pointing, smirking, interrupting, laughing, laughing joe biden has his own twitter handle. is it going to hurt him at all? >> reporter: it's amazing how quickly the twitter handles pop up during and after the debates. the republicans are trying to make hay about vice president biden, laughing, kind of seeming sarcastic and being aggressive. if you are going to try to figure how this will impact the
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actual race. he really didn't appeal to independent voters. that small percentage of undecided voters sitting at home, trying to figure out who they're trying to vote for. that's not who he was reaching out to. he's trying to reach out to democrats he made them feel better after president obama's poor performance last week. >> thank you, karen. the campaign manager chimed in for obama and said when the other side is spending their time talking about facial gestures and laughing you know they had a bat night. again, substance in that debate. people focus on that. more than the silly stuff. we will see. >> need a paul ryan thirsty. >> cotton mouth last night. >> the big debate, we want to know who you thought won the vice presidential debate. make sure you weigh in at wnnfans.com. and the fbi is asking the public for help finding a suspect in the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. the colorado girl disappeared a weak ago on her way to school, a body believed to be hers has been found. experts say the suspect, most
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likely a male, may have unexplained absences from work or may have just changed his appearance or the kind of car that he drivings. the number of deaths from that meningitis outbreak continues to rise. 14 people have now died. and about 170 others have gotten sick after receiving those tainted steroid shots. federal health officials have tracked 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who have received the shots. doctors are warning that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for a few more months. frightening. and it is no secret that the u.s. postal service has been bleeding red ink for years, so we really should. be surprised at all that postal rates are going up again. starting -- are you surprised? really? >> stunned. >> i know you are not. starting january 27th, the price of a first-class stamp increases to 46 cents. rates on shipping services like
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priority male are also going up by an average of 4%. you write a lot of letters. >> raise it to $1. leave us alone. rip the band-aid off. marine biologists are baffled by something that washed ashore. you might call it ole blue eye. about the size of a softball. probably belongs to some kind of sea creature. the problem is they don't know what kind of creature. now it's on ice until biologists can determine the species. what pretty blue eyes that thing has. >> that's kind of frightening and bizarre, all in one. >> it washed up? >> just washed up. eye-opening. >> very eye-opening. we have an eye out for good stories, don't we. here's a look at the weather. hail and high wind. from wichita. >> hail? >> i love saying hail. wichita, west texas. showers, thunderstorms from southern cali to new mexico. 4 to 8 inches of snow in the rockies. you can get your ski on.
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showers from seattle to portland. chilly blast in the midwest. as well as northeast. >> you sound a little bit like paula deen. i kind of like that. i love it. >> paula dean. you know i like me some bacon wrapped mac and cheese. >> doing better now, she lost weight. mostly 70s from phoenix to billings. and we have some incredible news to rereport this morning for the first time in one month, our friend robin roberts is enjoying the comforts of home and fresh air. >> look at that. robin celebrated with family, friends, hospital staff as she was released from the hospital. following, of course, the bone marrow transplant for the rare blood disorder she suffers from. robin's doctors say the first big step in the road to recovery. she still need time to rebuild her immune system and get it back up. >> we can't wait to have her back, healthy and looks beautiful. that and we know she's coming back. we're thinking about you, robin. congrats. and the funniest things we have ever seen from vice
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president debates. >> you're watching "world news now." we'll be right back. ♪ i want to know ♪ ♪ what's so funny ♪ >> "world news now" brought to you by colonial pen life insurance.
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♪ i want to know ♪ ♪ what's so funny ♪ now that the vice-presidential debase has wrapped up, we thought we would look back at some of the debates from the past that have provided a lot of fodder for political satire.
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>> abc's jonathan karl shows us some of the funniest moments from debate's past. >> reporter: ah, the vice presidency. two v.p.s ended up on mt. rushmore, and more than a dozen eventually became president. let's be candid. the office of vice president has usually been the rodney dangerfield of american politics. >> no respect. >> reporter: look at the tv show "veep." julia louis-dreyfus playing a v.p. with almost nothing to do. it's not a new phenomenon, the very first veep, dramatized on "john adams" put it best all. >> i am vice president, yes. and in this i am nothing. but i may be everything. >> reporter: over the years there have been sordid characters in the office, vice president tompkins, often so drunk, congress refused to pay
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his full salary. vice president dan quayle had some real responsibilities, but he may best be remembered for this ill-fated spelling lesson. >> potato. >> reporter: at the 1992 debate, ross perot's running mate may have unwittingly spoke for all v.p.s. >> who am i? why am i here? >> reporter: recently vice presidents have become more important. dick cheney so powerful that some actually thought he was pulling the strings in the oval office. >> and i am as thrilled as is medically prudent for me to be, having been elected your new vice president. >> reporter: but powerful or not, the v.p. is still good for a few laughs. >> you're great vice president, joe. >> some people say i would make a great president. all right? better than you even. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, danville, kentucky. >> all good stuff, guys. all right. it is the weekend. it is fall. that means the time is right for some tailgating. >> that's what i'm talking about. up next, this guy's hanging out with chief entertaining officer tim laird for some fantastic
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pre-football festivities and recipes, but you've got to stay with us.
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>> welcome back, everybody the you know there is one thing we love on the show it is eating here. welcome back, everybody. you know if there's one thing we love on the show, it's eating here. i am devouring this tasty treat right here. you won't believe what this is. stay with us. a segment after my own heart. going to be after yours as well. it's all about tailgating. it is football season now. every good tailgate, should be tasty, easy, memorable, from food, drinks, all the way to the dessert. this is unbelievable. our chief enter tang officer tired laird, author of "that's entertaining entertaining" -- don't worry about the spoon -- is back here this morning. and i made the request about a
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manly tailgate. you delivered. chocolate-covered bacon. absolutely delicious. we'll get to that in just a second. you have come with a full spread tonight of good stuff. walk us through. >> you got it, rob! i tell you that was the challenge. we want to take back the man cave, have fun. make it easy. all about watching the game not doing all the prep in the kitchen. still make it delicious. >> amen. >> for anybody who pla you know th phrapen i thought, here's my cocktail, a pair of jacks. real easy. basically take a glass of ice. of course, it's tailgate party. use the plastic. >> keep it casual. don't want to do dishes. >> put an ounce of jack daniels cf1o-pin do >> it o your favorite cola. and here's the pair of jacks. i just top it off with about a half ounce of jack daniels tennessee honey. that's my pair of jacks. i made yours light.
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i know you've got to continue to work. >> you're a good man. you're a good man. >> sip of each. cheers, happy tailgating. >> tim. that honey jack daniels is delicious. good stuff. >> isn't that wonderful. >> man. >> really delicious.o3 thegoingood >> yeah, yeah. there it is. snoop old friend jack. . >> my friend jack, captain jack. >> oh, gorks just to make sure, i just want to -- >> here is a fun side. i found this at a couple convenience stores, it's string cheese mixed with beef jerky. all in one. i tell you the snack patrol people. put it together. string rky in oh, ah. all we need is a cold beer or a soft drink. this is it. >> all my favorite food groups in one bite. jerky and chee. >> isn't it great? making it handy. here's another one. number one requested recipe out of the tailgating section.
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this is our buffalo chicken dip. and this is super easy >> bring it on. >> it has everything in there. basically, rob, you take two eight-ounce packages of cream cheese. throw it in a bowl. two cups chicken breast diced up. get your deli. to do it for you. boom, goes in just look that. eight ounces of chunky bleu cheese dressing. >> all right. >> ranch. either way. i like the chunky bleu cheese. >> good flavor. good flavor. >> heat it up. >> whole thing. >> goes in there. there it is. >> look at that. >> oh. all that goodness. >> little kick. little kick. >> you want hotter. put more. that's it. stir that up. int o3 e. this beautiful, i mean, look at look at this. >> i've got to get if there there. i've got to get in there. >> dig in.
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dig in. get the chicken. get the bleu cheese. >> oh, man. >> that's good. for your entree, pulled pork sandwiches. >> yes. >> see what this says, fully cookedand >> don't worry about time in the it's all about the game. >> jack daniels. all comes back to jack. gat he loves to be there. >> he's a loyal friend. >> dessert, where are we going? started ut w and you had a special friend dip these. >> actually go to your favorite chocolatier, have them make the chocolate-covered bacon. that's what it is. right in there, all the goodness. you get it. >> that is beautiful. >> oh, man. >> my two favorite food groups. chocolate, bacon. >> what a way to end the tailgating party. >> easy to do, fun, tasty, easy, enjoy the game and football season. >> it is great. >> tim, our love affair continues today. on
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okay, rob. there's said company that's going to roll out said seasonal flavors, including pumpkin pie spice, white peppermint, chocolate, cinnamon sugar. what would you think the flavgors are for? gum? >> no. i know better. >> pringles, pumpkin pie spice, surprisingly not revolting. sugar cinnamon is like cinnamon toast crunch on a potato chip. white chocolate peppermint, according to one reviewer, imagine a mouth wash gone bad and put it on a potato chip. all seasonal, $1.79. >> we like this one, the buffalo wing. almost done.
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ning on "world news now" -- head to head. the vice-presidential candidates put on the show that everyone expected and tackled some tough issues in between their preplanned lines. >> an evening full of sharp punches and counterpunches, which both candidates hoped helped shape the election. it's friday, october 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm just glad you got out of jury duty. you're here. >> i know. i told the judge i was going on vacation next week. he kind of took mercy on me. my name didn't pop up in the
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jury lottery here in new york. i'm good for six years. >> on vacation with your dad no less and the boys. >> exactly. should be good next week. >> take photos. >> that's not till thursday. >> i'm paula faris. two hours of television that wouldn't allow you to look away. and this morning the spin is pouring in. >> always, the spin room afterward. we will, of course, have complete coverage of last night's big veep debate. but first a look at stories we'll follow in this half hour. the outbreak, bordering on epidemic. cases of meningitis and more reported every day. also ahead, a story sure to get lots of folks talking. michael vick is a dog owner, no longer banned from having a pet. the eagle's quarterback and dog fight organizer confirms he and his family, they now own a canine. a little unbelievable. >> well, he said he wants to teach his kids, you know, the right way to treat animals now. and think he's gotten credit out there for trying to seek redemption on that issue. people are like, oh, i can't believe it.
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do we not give people a second shot? do people not change their ways? i don't know. we'll get to that in just a second. and also the story we wanted to hear for the past month, it's finally home sweet home for our one and only robin roberts. our friend, of course, "gma" co-anchor, sleeping in her own bed again after 30 days in the hospital. looking good too. >> just an amazing. >> we'll have an update on her condition. we will have that for you this morning. extreme gratitude at being back in her own space after a long time in the hospital, has been through the kimmo, bone mary row transplant. back home. imagine after that kind of pre -- procedure what it must feel like in her own bed in her own house in new york. >> unbelievable disposition, from her as well, just rejoicing and thankful and grateful and blessed. >> the spirit is strong, that is for sure. welcome home. but first a little politics. >> indeed. >> vice-presidential debate, joe biden and paul ryan, joe biden's
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friend, walked in. looking like they were ready for a showdown. >> they were. and they delivered. sparring over everything from libya to the economy to medicare to abortion. and with just 25 days left until the election, the question is did either one manage to sway those all-important undecided voters? abc's karen travers is in danville, kentucky, with more on the big veep stakes. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. they certainly got to a wide range of topics in last night's debate. and that was in just 90 minutes. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan came ready for battle, and they effectively made their arguments, but this is no surprise to you guys there at home. here in kentucky both side are claiming victory. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's position. it began on foreign policy an last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two
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weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarky. >> reporter: ryan said that the obama administration allowed iran to get closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> it's because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. >> reporter: president obama was criticized for being too passive in last week's debate. vice president biden seemed determined not to make that same mistake. >> but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: but ryan said the obama administration failed the middle class. >> but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor.
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>> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his democratic base, while romney needs to try and convert 2008 obama voters. and, rob and paula, last night here in kentucky, both of them got a lot of help from their running mates. >> all right, karen. can we say that there was a winner? can we call it a draw? i was looking at several polls, three gave it to paul ryan. three gave it to joe biden. was there a winner, or was this a tie? >> yeah, paula. those instant reactions were showing voters were evenly split. but i think if you have to pick who really got what they wanted to get out of this debate, it was vice president biden. the democrats are very happy because he basically stopped the bleeding from last week's -- the president's performance at last week's debate. he did two things very well. one, he promoted the president's policies and defended the president's record and did it by connecting with voters. and that's not something that president obama was able to do last week. he also came out very aggressively against the romney
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policies by going after paul ryan very strongly. that's also something we didn't see last week from president obama. but congressman ryan really held his own tonight, so i think they both did a very effective job. of course, like i said earlier, both sides are claiming victory. this is really setting up a narrative going into next week's debate between the president and mitt romney. >> draw probably is the best word, karen. do you think from your perspective, this changes the race in any significant way or is this some kind of a footnote? >> yeah, it's unlikely it will shake up this race in any major way. because vice-presidential debates don't usually do that. remember this is really all about the person at the top of the ticket, president obama/mitt romney. what this does do is give democrats a little bounce in their step. there were some very nervous democrats over last week who were so despondent over the president's performance, they didn't want to have to come out and see vice president biden lose. they would be 0-2.
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there are four debates. three weeks left till the election. they didn't want to have to be spinning over four days why they haven't been able to promote their message. sets up president obama, gives him more momentum, effectively strops whatever maybe mitt romney had coming out of last week's debate. >> all right. >> abc's karen travers live for us there in kentucky. thank you, karen. appreciate it. >> fascinating night, i thought. i mean i think karen hit two great points. on the plus side, paul ryan definitely stood his own against somebody with 40 years' experience in government. on the other hand, folks who support obama saw in joe biden an aggressiveness and passion and defense of the administration that you did not get from the president, not nearly as vigorous a one last week. in that sense a draw. they both did what they had to do. all comes back down to tuesday night. that really is going to be probably the clutch debate. >> tuesday is the second presidential debate. that's going to be held at hofstra university, moderated by
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another woman, candy crowley of cnn. townhall-style, including foreign policy. i just was -- what struck me is that it is really split. i think they both appealed to their base. you know, from some polls, a lot of the women were turned off by the interrupting and laughing joe biden, but a lot of people were calling for more substance, explanation from paul ryan. >> on the other side, women were turned off, to me by the most tense question of the night, the one about the role with religion and abortion. clearly paul ryan made it clear he is pro-life. joe gave a nuanced, answer, look, in my personal life, i accept catholic church's teachings on this, but i am not going to impose that on anybody else. i was watching the network where they do the kind of -- polling, the kind of in stand response on the side of voters and joe biden's marks got very high approval ratings when he said that. so interesting debate all the way around. so the stage is set for tuesday. >> yep, the veep debate the top of this morning's facebook question. we want to know who you thought
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won the debate. you can weigh in at wnnfans.com. well, president obama watched the debate aboard air force one traveling back to the white house after a full day of campaigning. he spoke with the vice president afterward and told reporters he couldn't be prouder of biden. the president also said he believes biden made a strong case about how they plan to grow the economy. mitt romney called running mate paul ryan and congratulated him on his performance. the president and mr. romney, of course, hold their debate on tuesday in hempstead, new york. that will be a townhall format. well the first suit has been filed in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a minnesota woman who may have gotten the tainted steroid is suing the drug maker. the death toll has risen to 14, and officials fear it could go even higher. there are now 170 confirmed cases. federal health experts are warning people who got the shots they will have to be on the lookout for symptoms over the next couple of months. and investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in the kidnapping of
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jessica ridgeway. what's believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she was last seen. positive identification has been made. more difficult by the fact that parts of that body are missing. a michigan businessman has now pleaded guilty to try to hire a hit man to kill his wife's murderer. bob bashara said he had nothing to do with the strangling death of his wife, jap,ne, back in january. but handyman joe gentz claimed mr. bashar aa hired him to do it. now authorities say that he wanted gentz dead so he could name him in the trial. he has not been charged in his wife's murder. earlier this year he actually expressed his grief. >> it is just unthinkable that this happened to her and what she had to suffer. >> sentenced next month. a plea agreement calls for him to get a minimum sentence of
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over four years in prison. and a warning now about an increasingly dangerous hoax called s.w.a.t.'ing. bogus 911 calls for crimes so threatening that the s.w.a.t. team responds. one high-profile victim was justin bieber. but it is happening to real families now as well. there are about 400 s.w.a.t.'ing incidents a year nationwide costing an average $10,000 each time. that is how much they waste in valuable police resources, raising fears of accidental shootings. this is going to be a talker story of the morning here. michael vick admitted he is once again a dog owner. the revelation comes three years of course after vick was released from prison on dog fighting charges. the philadelphia eagles' qb tweeted a picture of his daughter with a box of dog biscuits on the table, angering some animal activists. vick says his pet is well cared for and he wants his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. and on that note, a little baseball. to the world series. now the fall classic. >> indeed.
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the detroit tigers have booked their place in the american league championship series. they exploded for four runs in the seventh inning to win, 6-0. they await the winner of baltimore/yankees. baseball is heating up. >> which is going to game five. baltimore tide up the series with the yankees with a score of 2-1. each team now has two games apiece. they will play a decisive game five today. in the national league division showdown, san francisco over cincinnati. a win first time the team has come back from a 2-0 deficit, best of five. washington beat st. louis by a run. that series now going to game five today as well. >> very cool. all right. coming up next, just ahead, continuing coverage of last night's vice-presidential debate. we'll find out from our political analyst how the candidates did. and a little bit later, a much deserved homecoming. robin roberts back in her own bed this morning. and an update coming up. ♪ ♪ things can only get better ♪ ♪ believe me this is going to make you stronger ♪
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>> "nightline" brought in some heavyweight political analysts. take a listen and see what marks they gave the veeps. >> i thought what ryan had to do was stand toe to toe with joe biden. i thought that was the whole basis for grading him on style. and i thought he closed what was not just a decade's long experience gap, but i thought he closed a gravitas gap. >> i gave him a c-plus because i thought he was well rehearsed, but he was stiff, and at times he came across like he was memorizing his lines and not truly passionate about what he was saying. >> i thought paul ryan maintained what he needed to do. gave him a c. no energy on paul ryan's part that said, wow, i want to go to battle with him. joe biden had to come in with energy and had to come in sort of forceful, and he did that. the democratic base needed to be energized with passion. energized with tough fight. he did exactly that. >> so the eye rolling was his biggest problem for the first hour. but then he started with the finger wagging. and then he went after martha
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raddatz. and his voice got louder and he started screaming, and his face started bulging. i thought he looked like my dad does when he watches an obama press conference and he's ready to throw something at the tv. >> biden got the job done. he was emotional, he connected with the audience on issues that are, quite frankly, emotional, medicare, how will you pay for it, social security. but i also thought he was passionate, yeah, laughed a little, smiled a little. he was joe biden. >> he was joe. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> all right, bottom line, winner. >> ryan. >> biden. >> biden. >> and how much does it make a difference? >> stops the bleeding. makes the race stay still where it is which is basically dead even, and sets up a big night that has to happen next tuesday. raises the stakes for next tuesday night. >> only thing better than debate is all the next-day pontificating.
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♪ >> welcome back, everybody. it's friday morning, and that means it's time for "insomniac theatre" where we take a look at some of the new movies out this weekend that you may want to check out. >> this morning, a look at "seven psychopaths" and a look at "argo, a true story, life and death, covert operation, six americans back in 1979. >> getting great reviews. ben affleck production. behind and in front of the camera. remember the storming of the embassy in tehran, taking 52
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welcome back, everyone. and now to that incredibly fantastic news about our friend and colleague robin roberts. she reached a milestone wednesday on her road to recovery. >> robin has left the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends, and family cheering her on. here's her co-anchor george stephanopoulos with the full update. >> 30 days ago i walked through these doors, and i'm going home. i'm going home. >> reporter: wednesday was celebration day. ♪ amen ♪ ♪ holy spirit now ♪ ♪ amen ♪ >> reporter: grateful for the outstanding care she received, robin thanked the nurses and doctors. >> you're rock stars. >> thank you. >> this is a tremendous step. but robin's road to recovery is far from over. never alone, robin is supported
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by devoted siblings, butch, sally ann, and dorothy, and a core of caring friends. >> part of my motivation is to come back to you, wonderful "gma" audience. we've always called you family and you've never felt more like family. >> reporter: taking her first breath of fresh air in a month, robin stepped out into a crisp fall afternoon. >> walking out, it overwhelmed me. it's overwhelming to see the skies. >> reporter: and headed home stronger. >> whoa! there is no place like home! >> reporter: where robin belongs. her sisters sharing in the joy. >> never lose your sense of "i can do this." all things are possible. >> it was wonderful bringing her home on november 23rd, 1960, and it's wonderful bringing her home today.
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♪ this is going to make you stronger ♪ >> you can feel her joy. that first breath of fresh air, walking back into your apartment, your own bed, after 30 days in the hospital. i just -- her strength and class and graciousness is unparalleled, and i believe that's why she's been rewarded with the kind of recovery that you saw there on tape. it's amazing. >> just when you thought that she couldn't get any braver that response and thank god that she has a strong network around her and that family that is constantly encouraging her. >> faith and family. faith and family. absolutely. and she looks great. >> she looks beautiful. >> looking at her, you want through chemo and 30 days in the hospital. just -- it's a remarkable story. but, you know, we're all thinking about you, robin, praying for you, happy that you are back home, full recovery. one of our favorites, folks, enjoy that moment. >> amen.
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now" -- the first and only 2012 vice- presidential debate produces plenty of sparks and substance. >> the candidates battle it out, drawing clear lines on the issues. it's friday, october 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to get to the vice-presidential debate in just a moment with the clashes and everything from taxes, the chi to abortion, to libya. also this half hour, from colorado, the fbi is asking the public for any help in finding the kidnapper of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, as police work to identify what is believed to be her body and not in one piece sadly. >> not the ending anyone wanted
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for that story. this morning, new evidence the housing market is heating up there. homes getting snapped up in days. even the return of bidding wars. some positive economic news. and later, whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina with a bombshell announcement about her engage hadn't. her fiance is someone very close to home, extremely close to home. we're going to have it all coming up in "the skinny." >> mmm, bizarre story there. and, again, is it really what it is or is it a little promotion for the reality show that's coming out in a few days or later this month. but first, the one and only vice-presidential debate last night. joe biden, paul ryan walked out onto the stage. both ready to rumble. >> the two men snickered, smirked, laughed, and drank water, argued about, use here at home and around the world.
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with just 25 days left until the election. >> would you cut me off? i would feel more comfortable. >> what? >> the question is was this debate a significant game-changer? abc's karen travers in danville, kentucky, with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. last night's debate covered a wide range of topics in 90 minutes. both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan came in ready for battle and made their arguments. no surprise here in kentucky. both sides are claiming victory. >> reporter: both vice president biden and congressman paul ryan aggressively challenged the other ticket's positions. it began on foreign policy and last month's attack on the american consulate in libya. ryan slammed the administration for a slow response. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarky. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration allowed iran to get closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> it's because this administration has no credibility on the issue. >> these are the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions. >> reporter: president obama was criticized for being too passive in last week's debate.
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vice president biden seemed determined not to make that same mistake. >> but it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. >> they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan said the obama administration has failed the middle class. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> reporter: side by side at the same table, biden and ryan were not shy about directly engaging each other, sometimes with harsh attacks, sometimes with humor. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: with the polls tightening, the president needs to fire up his base, while mitt romney needs to try and convert 2008 obama voters. last night in kentucky, they got a lot of help from their running mates. rob and paula, back to you.
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>> thank you, karen. as karen alluded to, the polls are tight. it's a dead heat in virginia. obama up one in florida. doing well in ohio up by six. in colorado, romney is ahead by a point now. virginia is still tight. obama is up by five there. wisconsin up by three. so it really is -- the country watches, but really about a cluster, maybe six, eight states will make or break this race. and romney's made up a lot of ground since last week's debate for sure. >> i don't know if this one's necessarily going to move the needle. both appealed to their base really. joe biden didn't make any fatal flaws. and neither did paul ryan in this one. but, you know, let everybody spin it how they want. i've looked at six different polls. three gave it to biden. three gave it to paul ryan. >> which means it's pretty much draw essentially. >> pretty much is a draw. >> again, i know the media's inclination, folk's inclination to pay attention to stylistic issues rather than substantive one -- the water drinking, laughing, grinning, we saw more of joe biden's teeth than his dentist last night. but, you know, the funny thing
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is in looking at the issues iran taxes, abortion, medicare the role of faith and how they govern govern, there were some sharp differences between the two men. i hope people paid attention to that other than the theatrics of the night. >> martha raddatz, our colleague here at abc, i think she did a fantastic job. really just keeping everybody in check. >> martha. i think she got like 80,000 tweets. some were like "martha should be vice president." we agree here at abc news. martha did a great job last night. good questions. kept them on track. she was great. >> maybe she'll be on the ticket with you. >> you never know. joer them on track. she was great. >> maybe she will be on th . all right. the vice-presidential debate, of course, is the topic of this morning's facebook question for us. we want to know who you thought won the debate. weigh in. let us know your thoughts at wnnfans.com. >> i think martha won. >> i concur. >> jim lehrer didn't. president obama spoke with vice
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president biden after the debate and thought biden was, quote, terrific, and he could not be prouder of him. last night the president chided mitt romney for calling himself, quote, severely conservative and now trying to reinvent himself as a moderate. and during a campaign swing through north carolina mitt romney again, going after the obama administration's handling of that terrorist attack in libya. romney accusing the president of failing to, quote, grasp the seriousness of that incident. today romney will hit the trail again joining running mate paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. it is all about ohio. and as we head into the home stretch for the election, some pennsylvania voters are getting mixed signals, though about what is required at the polls come election day. some residents received a newsletter stating they need to show a photo i.d. in order to cast their ballot. it was sent out after last week's court ruling that put the voter i.d. law on hold. >> i just thought it was wrong that we would get that on the 9th of october -- >> reporter: why? -- when the decision was made on october 2nd. because it's going to dissuade some people from voting. i think it's a movement to suppress the vote, and i think
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it's -- it's scary. >> now some voter registration cards are being delivered with the reminder, erroneously stating that a photo i.d. is required. a pennsylvania election official said tl confusion likely stems from a bureaucratic struggle rather than some kind of right-winged conspiracies. hopefully folks are not confused, head to the polls. the trend has been courts are hopefully folks are not confused, head to the polls. the trend has been courts are right-winged conspiracies. hopefully folks are not confused, head to the polls. the trend has been courts are knocking down voter id laws at least for this. for now. >> because it was rushed. >> because in some states it was a real rush job. can clearly wait until 2016. don't be confused. if you are call ahead. find out what you need to do. no matter what, go show up and vote on november 6th. >> even if you want to vote for big bird. >> whoever you vote for, just show up. well the fbi is asking the public for help in solving the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. that colorado girl disappeared one week ago on her way to school. now a body believed to be hers has been found.
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but police have not been able to make a positive identification. now, based on the type of crime, the fbi says the suspect is most likely a man and likely someone who has had recent unexplained absences. and that pakistani girl activist shot by the taliban, she's now being treated at the country's top military hospital. malawa yousafzai was flown by helicopter and helped onto to a stretcher by soldiers that nearly fatal attack on the girl has horrified pakistanis across religious, ethnic, and political lines. she was targeted by the taliban for demanding that girls get equal access to education. and they say the next 24 hours after surgery are going to be critical. ten doctors waiting to see if the extreme swelling in her head will hopefully be reduced. >> it's amazing sometimes the role she has taken on in society, what a symbol she has become at a young age. what she is fighting for,
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something we take for granted. she is literally fighting for her life because of the cause there. the doctor said one doctor said the bullet has affected some parts of her brain, but there's a 70% chance she will survive. certainly that is welcome news. we're all thinking about her and praying for her too. brave little girl. >> for sure. moving on, dozens of american airlines pilots put their labor frustration on display in the nation's capital. the pilots protested at reagan national airport saying the carrier received bankruptcy court approval to reject the cba, the collective bargaining agreement. they complained management is implementing new terms that adversely affect their working conditions, pay, and retirement. >> american's drama continuing. here's your friday's forecast. that sounds great, doesn't it? >> fried. >> even if it's raining, it's sunny because it's friday. >> that's right. >> up to 8 inches of mountain snow in the colorado and utah areas. showers in the pacific northwest. morning rain, thunderstorms in los angeles, vegas, and albuquerque. severe storms, chance of tornados around wichita, oklahoma city.
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>> summer-like in the south with 80s from dallas to atlanta. midwest and northeast are cold and windy. they'll be in the 50s. mostly 70s in the rockies. well, some might say he has the face only a mother could love. the only problem with that, he's an orphan. >> but this baby walrus would not be alone. the 15-week-old named mitik -- am i saying it right? >> say it with authority and you're good. >> he was rescued off the coast of alaska, nursed back to health. now the new york aquarium in brooklyn taking him in. baby mitik will get used to surroundings and then become part of the aquarium walrus exhibit next spring. very nice mustache. >> i'll have to go see that. almost as good as yours. oh, wait. you don't have one. >> you let me know how the trip is. coming up, surprising news in "the skinny." whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina makes an announcement that will definitely raise some eyebrows. first, some big progress on the economic front. it looks like the housing market
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down 16% in one year. >> a big drop. and strong signs people are ready to buy new homes, bidding wars are now breaking out. here is abc's cecilia vega with the beg housing comeback. >> does this come with the appliances? >> reporter: oneta parker knows if this is the home for her, she'd better make an offer. these days houses are selling and they're selling fast. >> we have looked at, i don't know, at least, i want to say 30 properties. >> reporter: so many you can't remember. >> yeah. there's like a bidding war going on. >> kitchen. >> reporter: that's right bidding wars in some pockets of the country. kitchen. >> small kitchen. >> every listing has had multiple offers. >> reporter: like 73 bids on this california house alone. it sold in one week for nearly double the asking price. this three-bedroom/two-bathroom house in los angeles suburb has been on the market a couple of hours, and already, take a look at this. dozens of realtors have stopped by to scope out the property for their hungry clients. so what's behind this sudden
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crush? fewer houses for sale. compared to just a year ago, foreclosures are down 16%. the last time the numbers were this low was before the recession hit. those days of all those cheap homes driving down prices are ending. >> we've clearly hit the bottom, and i think that's what everybody has been waiting for. >> reporter: there is still a long way to go. many aren't moving because they owe too much on their mortgage and can't afford to sell at these prices. six years ago the median home price was about $230,000. today it's just above $187,000. whether oneta parker wins the bidding war or not -- >> reporter: are you going to put a bid on this one? >> most, likely yeah. >> reporter: -- her eagerness to buy is a good sign for homeowners everywhere. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> it's a good sign, but the rates of foreclosure are highest in the country in florida, california, illinois, arizona. so they're more saturated with
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the foreclosures. >> grateful for progress. a long way from 2007 when this recession hit though. so, and double the asking price. 73 bids on that one house? that's fantastic news. we'll take progress where we can get it, you know? >> i'm still reeling, though, from selling our house in chicago. >> took a hit, huh? >> oh, a big one. >> should have waited. >> we'll be eating ramen noodles for the next ten years. >> i like ramen noodles. back to college days. squhoo when eating rahman noodles for the next ten years. >> i like noodles. . when we come back, we'll see what
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny ♪ all right. so we have heard for a long time that whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina might have a relationship with her adopted brother whitney brought in. he was a troubled youth, younger, adopted him into the family. we've been hearing since february that there were possibilities of an engagement or they were dating. well, now they have a new reality show, "the houstons: on our own," and it's going to debut october 24th. and in some of the teesers, she's -- her giggling saying we are engaged, referring to nick gordon her adopted brother. and her aunt in the clip says
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engagement, this is totally unacceptable unacceptable. remember, houston, adopted nick when he was just 12 years old. but the rumors have been floating around for a while. a lot of people are wondering whether it is legitimate. you can find out, show debuts october 24th. wouldn't be surprised if it is a publicity stunt. they have tweeted in the past, tweets that make you wonder. like nighty-night. time for us to go to bed. they've always put that out there that they might be a couple. >> there's no birthday but it's just creepy, you know what i mean. >> i had a friend. it was her stepbrother, and they ended up dating. there's no blood. >> really? >> it's weird. >> talk amongst yourselves on that one, folks. >> i know. also, a rapper got arrested for having drugs. stunning news on this friday morning. this time, nelly, i-10 in texas. they found a lot of stuff on this bus, 36 baggyies of heroin
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10 pounds of weed a .45 caliber pistol. one dude on the bus, brian keith jones, took responsibility. was arrested. the rest let go. according to tmz. other people have gotten popped in the same area, willie nelson. snoop dog, and fiona apple. nelly, spoke out, a member of my staff made a decision to bring unlawful materials on the tour bus which resulted in his arrest this morning. all of this went down, i think, earlier this week on wednesday. so busted yet again. ouch, ouch. well when you ride the new york city subway sm you're always bound to find something interesting, and we heard musical renditions. nothing quite like this. take a listen. ♪ you know i wish i had jesse's girl ♪ >> the one and only rick springfield, performing jesse's girl at manhattan's penn station. he's asking all of his twitter followers to follow him, find out where he's going to be. he's, of course, promoting his latest blum "songs for the end of the world," which will be
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released on tuesday. what a nice treat to hear that. >> jay-z in the subway last week. rick in the subway at penn station. i like it. taking the music to the people.
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♪ monday you can fall apart ♪ ♪ t ♪ monday you can fall apart ♪ ♪ tuesday wednesday break my heart ♪ >> and time to look back at the week that was from wild weather to the president being put on the political hot seat. >> that's great song, "friday i'm in love." >> that's right. ♪ weekend ♪ >> i'm in love with the weekend. and we're in love with this. it's time for a look at our memorable week. here's our "friday rewind." >> your supporters are saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking
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forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spent the last week talking about saving big bird. >> how did you find out your name had been mentioned in the debate? >> oh, i got a million tweets. >> oh, okay. so you're on twitter. >> no. i'm ird. ho i asked f his response to that was, you're asking me for the sun, the moon, and the stars. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> it is just a tragedy compounded by the fact that we have a man who was convicted and won't come forward and show any attrition for what he's done.
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to havt. six days later, you're fighting for your life. >> these individuals are no different than counterfeiters. instead of manufacturing fake rolexes, they're manufacturing fake drugs. >> and the web shows an undeniable web in doping, a sophisticated doping all aimed to succeed and bring success to this team. what did you do last weekend? >> water skiing. >> water skiing on the water last weekend. this weekend you are? >> snow boarding. >> we are rescued. we totally made it. >> i think you're missing the point. the script says jack dies. he has to die. >> see, physics say, jack could have survived too, would have been a less interesting dramatic jack coue m1 o care. and i still don't care. we had a lot of news this week though. >> it was good, good.
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